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name will not be on the november ballot. i am jennifer franciotti. >> a dramatic night of primary returns and a stunning upset for the gop. i am kate amara. >> a female sports reporter said she was sexually harassed inside an nfl locker room. we want to know what you think about this topic. >> it was more appropriate for you to read. there is a chill in the air today. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> do you want to go? >> good morning. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> it is crisp out there. i love this time of year. it is a beautiful morning. you might want to take a light jacket with you. the barometric pressure is 30.01. it will be around 80 today. under mostly sunny skies. we do have a little bit of rain in the seven-day forecast and three tropical storms to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have quite a bit happening. and on the inner loo
. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the transmission plants in white marsh. this is thanks to a government grant. it was approved by the government. there is good news for a change on the housing market. new
breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside the vacant house. it did go to two alarms because of the intensity of the fire. firefighters were able to make a good knock on the fire and get everything under control. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire equipment remains on the scene. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it thank you.
. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers have beefed up patrols in the neighborhood. >> have an exterior lighting in place if at all possible. awesome motion detector lighting. secure your house, your front door, your windows, make sure you locked in the gates. >> anyone with information is asked to call anne arundel county police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. another motion to exclude evidence in the prosecution of three men accused in the death of ken harris had been denied. lawyers for charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams asked to keep a security guard from identify the suspects from a security camera. >> we do not believe that the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on the video. why should he be the one that makes the
down to the absentee ballots to decide who will be city state's attorney. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> there are people who believe the absentee votes do not matter. that is not the case in thhis race. despite the low turnout, it took the board of elections a full state to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive. county council member kevin kamenetz has emerged as the winner. he has called for unity with joe bartenfelder and his supporters. >> it is time we put our differences behind us. i reached out to everyone in
area. state >> agencies and utilities are ready to spring into action. jennifer franciotti is live and fells point with more on the story. >> the nice thing is we have seen city crews coming by. they come by with their flashing yellow lights. they are monitoring flash flooding. so far so good in fells point. we have had intermittent heavy rain. this is the lightest it has been all morning long. emergency workers have spent much of wednesday preparing for this storm. attract this on the radar. there were -- they tracked this on the radar. there are 52,000 storm drains in the city. they were not able to get to everyone. they were asking residents to make sure they got out there to help if the trains were clock clogged. b.g.e. has extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and power lines. with a heavy canopy we have today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. it is a good recipe for power outages. >> it looks like the wind is starting to pick up. there is concern about that. it is not called
turn violent. >> a senator is stepping down after being indicted on bribery and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more on the case. >> despite an fbi raid on his home in 2008, currie continued to work as investigators looked into his ties to shoppers food warehouse. he is accused of using his office to benefit the grocery store chains. it is alleged he was paid $245,000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain of money and to give them an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way for a liquor license. he was a consultant for shoppers and his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty iinteresting in that usually there is not a paper tropics prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his income on ethics forms. he will step down from some of his duties. we'll have more at 6:30. >> a man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he was convicted back in may for the murder of another man in octo
an update as soon as we get information. >> we want to take a phone call from jennifer williams. she is a patient from the hospital. unfortunately, we lost her a minute ago. we are hearing she is pregnant and was at the hospital for an exam. hopefully, we can get back to her. we were hearing she was reportedly very scared. she was told she could not leave the building, that the gunman was in the building. she was just there for a prenatal exam. you can imagine what was going through her mind. she heard that a patient's son shot a doctor. that is what she was hearing. right now, we're continuing to gather information as we take a live view of the ambulance at the scene. right now, all we want to go back out to capt. roy. >> city police are working to resolve the situation. traffic is being teach youre -- detoured. they have asked for assistance. one of the deep forest is on broadway. -- de tours is on broadway. anyone tried to go to the hospital at the present time, you need to rethink that. city police are asking to stay clear until the situation is resolved. we will update you and w
out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. >> the fire is now out and no one was hurt. it was on hillsdale, about half a block north of liberty heights. liberty heights is now shut down in both directions. kevin is here from the baltimore city fire department. nobody was hurt in this fire. >> it is a very good thing. we never look forward to a fire breaking out in someone's home. we hope to have an escape plan in place. >> this was a home but it was a vacant dwelling. nobody was inside at the time. there was a nursing home next door. >> because of the intensity of the fire, the intensity -- the intense heat and heavy smoke billowed over to an adjacent nursing home occupied with about four patients. they were quickly evacuated and taken to another facility. there was damage because of the heat at a nearby home. there was one occupant there and we were able to get them out. >> because of the fire still under investigation? >> correct. no firefighters were civilians suffered any injuries. >> it looks like liberty heights is begi
's started at and jennifer franciotti is live on the scene. >> this is on falls road. i want to give you a good picture of where this is. as you take falls road considered north parkway. this housal caught fire and inside were six people. including christine. christine when did you first notice something was wrong? >> we got woken up about 1:00 a.m. and by that time one room was already engulfed in flames and it traveled into the hallway in a matter of seconds and the room my girlfriends and i were in burst into flames and we had to kick out the window. luckily we had to jump out the roof. my mother-in-law had to jump from the at i can. i know she was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. dylan and his grandfather got out on the steps and pretty much it was just us that had to joump out the roof. >> what is that like to have to jump off a roof? >> i couldn't believe i did that because in that moment, at that moment two had already jumped off and i could feel the roof panels burning up and the fire hurt. it burned so it was get burned or jump. >> dylan, you said you could hear the gla
>> there's not much left after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> a california neighborhood goes up in flames as a massive gas line rupture ignites an unbelievable explosion. we'll have the latest. >> and it looks look a fall-like weekend is in the works. the insta-weather plus forecast, as 11 news today continues right now. >> good morning, tgif, i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer h
a job, you are not alone. >> about 7000 people and lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> shakira the job market is very -- the job market is very frustrating. one economist said the job market always lags behind recovery. gedk a towson landmark chan hands. once a thriving entertainment complex was auctioned off. the sale coincided with the release of discouraging dated. the numbers show maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states there recorded in increase in unemployment last month. >> it is a trend or a is a zig for a zag. >> bob ehrlich said today's jobs report reaffirms the o'malley administration does not understand how to create jobs for maryland families. martin o'malley weighed in and said he understands the frustration of marylanders, which is why the state expanded its job search website. it allows jobs seekers to post their resumes. it is important to note the unemployment rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> at the labor market will always lag the recovery.
, mail fraud, and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more. >> 3 continue to work at the capitol as investigators -- continue to work at the capitol as investigators looked into charges. it was alleged that he was paid $245,000 to secure advantage for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money so they can have an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way to get a liquor license. he said his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings. he is running unopposed, but say he will step down on some of his duties. we'll have more coming up. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> a man is dead after a standoff with police in silver spring. authorities say james lee entered the building yesterday afternoon armed with a gun. hundreds were forced to evacuate. police say he helped free hostages
. >> it is an ongoing debate. >> the issue is whether or not to put a slots parlor in in arundel mills. jennifer franciotti has more on the debate. >> good morning. david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he has knocked on 500 doors telling anyone who'll listen about the plan. the creation of 4000 new jobs. those who oppose slots have teamed up with the american jockey club. voters will decide this issue. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. this will be a giant step backwards, according to cordish. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers we have heard on both sides say five years minimum. $2.5means the state's loss billion because you're starting from scratch. >> you may have seen those anti- slots tv ads. he believes they are funded by a company that already has a slots license in cecil county. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? you can e-mail your response to wat
and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become such a focal point was it captains to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or didn't do. it was people's frustration with crime in the city
long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generator, remember not to operate it inside your garage. in terms of storm drains, make sure you do not block one. if y
of murdering ken harris. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. >> when you shop for jury duty, if you do not know which case you are going to hear. jurors were shocked to hear this is the ken harris murder trial. they found out the case could last for five weeks. they said they could not do it. others said they were the victim of a crime and others asked to speak properly with the judge to not be involved with this case. jury selection is expected to last five days. charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the shooting death of ken harris. he has stopped by a lounge to use the restroom. he and the club owner were ambushed in a robbery attempt 3 har. harris was shot in the back as he attempted to leave the scene. it will be hard to find an iimpartial panel. >> a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it because they may have known as the victim or they have heard so much about it that they already have formed an opinion. >> prosecutors are expected to call as many as 50 witnesses to the stand, including the woman who said she was with harris the
firefighters put to the test with two four-alarm fires yesterday. >> jennifer franciotti with more on that story. >> it was quite a scene yesterday. firefighters were busy fighting fires to 11 houses on two niche blocks. all but two houses were vacant. five rowhouses went up in flames there. then three more caught fire on the other side. firefighters rushed to houses on the next block. everyone did get out safely. no word on what caused the first fire, but officials are pretty sure of what happened on north cary street. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that may have been blown from one fire across the street to the next may have ignited that one. we don't know at this point. >> in all 100 firefighters responded. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. mindy back to you. >> a 34-year-old columbia man who survived an apartment fire is charged with not only setting the blaze, but killing his ex-wife moments earlier. damon white set fire to the apartment to cover up the murder of the 35-year-old woman. she obtained a restraining order against her husband in 2008. >>
running out into the night. >> jennifer franciotti has the update for us. >> good morning. this fire broke out after 2:00 a.m. this morning. inside this house behind the green fields nursery at the corner of northern parkway and falls road. working at the exxon station, across the corner, you say you saw the flames? >> yes. it was almost 2:25 a.m. i was inside working. when i saw the flame, i thought it was the moonlight, and then after a while i was walking in and after a minute, when i looked out it was getting bigger and bigger. i thought it was fire then and trying to call 911. then i saw the fire trucks coming and said somebody called already. i was walking but the whole time it was getting bigger and bigger. one of the men from the firefighter told me it was like over 100 feets of fire. >> it was very big. >> yes. >> thank you so much for describing what you saw. we want to let you know what happened. apparently this started on the second floor. there were six people inside. four women, a grandfather and a 10-year-old boy. one of the women, a grandmother had to jump from an attic win
. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point, we're treating this case as a murder suicide. >> as far as dr. cohen is concerned, he suffered a gunshot wound and spent much of the day in surgery. we do not have an update on his condition. we were told his condition is survivable. a lot of people are asking, how could a government get into a hospital with a gun? we will have more answers to that ansquestion coming out. jennifer francio
psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set problem-solving approach. >> the approach is to take care of the problem before it causes more problems for the student. >> the students may develop a disorder such as a depression or dramatic stress disorder. >> the boy suffered posttraumatic stress disorder and had to be pla
of the cheers. jennifer tesch says she was shocked when they are daughter kennedy came home from classes, demonstrated the routine. tesch says when she went to the coach and general manager to express her concern, she got the runaround. oovept we'll, managers of the detroit-area cheerleading squad reportedly removed the girl from the squad, adding they are keeping the 20-year-old cheer. >> and the lyrics are, our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shack our booties from left to right. and at that point, i was just kind of in shock, and right away the next day i addressed it with the coach and the general manager of the wolverines. >> tesch says other cheered leading squads have offered to put kennedy on their team. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a detroit cheering squad's choice of cheers is too racy for 6-year-olds? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that's watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> you're saying you've heard much worse over the years. >> i think i have. >> 5:37, 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- scientists find a link be
30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the big fight in washington is about politics. >> the president wants to cut taxes for the middle class. withamara jordan's us live more details -- kat
. this morning, jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that story. >> it seems gregg bernstein is supposed to unseat patricia jessamy, and neither camp will give up until all absentee ballots are counted. three % have been lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election night, it is not uncommon to be at 100%. >> the complete results were released and that put bernstein on top with 30,392 votes to jessamy's 29,097 votes. neither camp is calling the race until 2200 absentee ballots are counted. >> i think we all cannot live with the delay once we know that mrs. jessamy and her advisors are reviewing and this includes everything. >> bernstein tweeted for a resolution to the race. he expressed optimism about the outcome. "i thank all the volunteers who have devoted so much time and energy to helping our campaign." those absentee ballots will start being counted some time this morning. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal
hopkins hospital in injury to a doctor and killing his mother and then himself. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins hospital with more details. >> it will be business as usual at the hospital. a gunman opened fire inside what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world. police swarmed johns hopkins following reports that someone had shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a hospital room. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing a handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bad. >> police said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and on lockdown for some time. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother dead from single gunshot wounds to the had. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicide. >> how was somebody able to get inside the hospital with a gun? he was not searched for weapons. there are no metal detectors at any of the exits and entrances
of a woman's body and a man seriously injured. jennifer franciotti? no. ok. the story, the man found inside the apartment was tan to shock trauma suffering from serious injuries. jennifer? >> the fire broke out before 3:00 tuesday afternoon on colombia. when firefighters arrived they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously-injured man. we don't think the injuries or the death of this woman were caused by the fire. looks like another cause. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman has four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boice ranging from 6 to 17. >> all of them are very good kids. well mannered. well behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an k3e7pingsnal mom to those kids. and to know that those kids' mom is gone now is heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell 11 news the two youngest children walked home from school to meet their mom and instead found their building corden
take five days. jennifer franciotti joins us with the very latest. >> this is not happy news to the potential jurors. there were gasps indecorum when the judge said there were there to hear the potential ken harris murder case. this trial could take up to five weeks. potential jurors filled nearly every seat in the courtroom. this involves the murder of ken harris. and the length of time the trial could take. >> i think it will be very difficult. a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it. they may have heard so much about it that they are going to be excluded because they have already formed an opinion. >> charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the death of ken harris. he stopped by a lounge to use a restroom. he was ambushed. one of the suspects shot harris in the back as he tried to leave the scene. the attorney for gary collins said dna can be a big issue. >> our unknown individuals involved in the dna samples concerning my client. it is not just a single source dna. is the dna of him and other people, other unknown individua
facility is getting a new name. i'm jennifer franciotti. coming up, with a future performances and the expected attendance rate. >> dry conditions around here with low humidity and gusting wind. this leaves the potential for brush fires. a fire which in effect for tomorrow. look for some rain in >> good afternoon. i am rod daniels. here's a look at what we are working on for 11 news at 6:00 p.m. an apartment fire in columbia. a woman's body found inside. the fire did not cause her death. we're live with the latest on that investigation. for the first time, early voting is in maryland. how voting could have an effect on one college campus. these stories and much more when these stories and much more when you why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> thousands of people have been evacuated as a wildfire continued to grip the parts of colorado. >> just west of boulder, dozens of homes have been destroyed. the and greg has det
and another seriously injured in howard county. >> jennifer franciotti is live at shock trauma this morning with details on the story. >> good morning. the man who was seriously injured was taken here to shock trauma, but police believe whatever happened to him happened before the fire broke out. the fire broke out before 3:00, tuesday afternoon. when firefighters roifed they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously injured man. >> we don't think the injuries were the death of the woman were caused by the fire. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman had four children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boys who range in age from 6-17. >> all of them are very good kids. well-manner. well-behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an exceptional mom to those kids, and to know those kids' mom is gone now is just heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell lose throughs two youngest children walked home fro
enough to protect their child from being bullied. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this family is suing for three counts of -- they are seeking anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in damages. they claim a student back in patapsco middle school was bullied. he was stabbed and struck with pencils and drumsticks and was pushed into lockers. the bullying in schools is becoming a growing problem around the country. baltimore county held their annual saved school council and touched on the issue and how it affects schools and policies. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. what the problems from a three tiered response and a problem- solving approach. >> spokesperson said the just received a copy of the lawsuit and so they are not commenting pending legislation. now back to you. >> thank you. a settlement has been reached in a civil suit stemming from a deadly crash on the chesapeake bay bridge back in 2008. john short was killed when is a tractor-trailer went into the bay after swerving to avoid a car. police say baldwin h
-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com
of course. jennifer franciotti, you got to love it. promoting fobble monday nights, so go football and go ravens, and this was like a christmas present. thank you nfl and nbc, i love it. it's cherished. maybe ladies night we'll get lucky. >> the time is 5:29. 52 degrees on tv hill. coming up we'll look at our top stories. >> that includes a terrifying blast that killed four people and injured others. more on that. >> the president took top questions on everything from koran burning to the economy. we'll bring you the latest coming up. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. >> welcome back
spirit when at the kicked her off the team. jennifer tesch says she was shocked when they are daughter, kennedy, came home from practice and demonstrated her routine for her. she says some of the cheers were just too inappropriate for 6-year-olds. >> and the lyricses are, our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. and at that point, i was just kind of in shock. >> well, after bringing her objections to the coach and g.m. of the squad, jennifer says kennedy was concluded off the team. she does say, however, other cheered leading squads have offered to put kennedy on their team. and that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a detroit-area cheering squad's choice of cheers is too racy for 6-year-olds? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the time is now 6:08, 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> also ahead, more than a dozen homes go up in flames as a wild fire rages in utah. >> and the force of nature of a different kind as wind and water pummel
compelling. jennifer love-hewitt joins us next week that at -- in an episode that takes us through what a rape victim really goes through. this episode will show you, make you feel it, be inside of it, which is very powerful and very compelling, and very upsetting when we find out about the backlog of untested rape cases. >> let's talk to sarah palin of the about her role with this episode. what is it like -- and talk to sarah about her role with this episode. >> it is amazing. one of the greatest things about "law & order: svu" is it brings some much attention to real-life issues. the joyful art foundation will use the september 29 episode to raise awareness about the actor is a rate backlog in the u.s. and hopefully direct people to take action. hopefully, it will be moving and upsetting, and they will turn that into positive energy, and help us advocate to end the rape case backlog. >> i'm sorry we have to wrap up. we appreciate your time. you can catch the season premiere of "law & order: svu tonight at 9:00 p.m.. >> now, your insta-weather-plus forecast with meteorologist sandra sh
of time. >> good morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. it is 7:26. here's a look at some of our top stories for you. in baltimore city, a fight between two family members turned deadly. officers were called just before 8:00 last night to the 1000 block of north stricker street in west baltimore for a fight between her aunt and her niece. the injuries to the aunt were so bad she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are still investigating this case. >> three people are recovering after being stabbed onboard an m.t.a. bus. it happened around 2:30 at liberty heights in northwest avenue near the mall. a fight broke out on bus number 51 which left three people with stab wounds. >> the bus driver brought the bus to rest here outside the mall. there were people here scheduled for their regular after-school duty, and people were unloading the bus, and the officers were able to board the bus and get the officers off. >> all three victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive. police are continuing to investigate. >> in a separate stabbing incident, police are loo
to jennifer franciotti who was at the inner harbor. it will be awhile until you try out, huh -- dry out, huh? >> we are a cross from the national aquarium, where we have been steadily watching the water rise. officials are monitoring the situation and they are well aware of some of these areas that are prone to flooding. while most people were sleeping, and the rain was falling hard at fells point, an area often familiar with flooding concerns. by the light of day, at representatives were checking on area businesses and looking to immediate concerns. >> we want to keep them informed and communicate with them so that they know what to expect today and tomorrow. >> it is a perfect day for these ducks in south baltimore, but not so great for drivers on patapsco. police say they have shut down the road where the hash marks disappeared beneath the water, high enough to reach the top of this fire hydrant. in the event that someone would get stuck, the fire department rescue operations team is standing by with boats, ready to deploy. they can be anywhere in the city within five to seven minutes and
awakening when a building caught fire. >> if happened at 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is on the scene with the latest. >> the street you see behind me is actually liberty heights. all the fire activity is on hillsdale. the fire happened about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale with a vacant house involved in this fire. officials say when crews arrived, that fire was heavily in golfed in flames. they needed to call for a second alarm. they have to fight the fire from the exterior of the building. >> because of the intensity, because the damage to a neighboring nursing home that was occupied, as well as another home that was occupied by one individual. >> that is certainly good news. the nursing home is actually in the form of a house that has been turned into a nursing home. it had four occupants. they were taken to a nearby van where they could wait this out. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. as of liberty heights, it looks like police are blocking off this area because of all of the heavy fire equipment. they're hoping to get it
home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is terrifying. it's a nice neighborhood. i do not know what to think. >> this is the second situation i have heard of it in the neighborhood. there was a home invasion a couple of houses down. >> residents have a mixed reaction to word of a sexual assault in their neighborhood. the attack happened on monday morning. a man broke into a home in glen bernie and sexually assaulted an 83-year-old woman. >> it is a disturbing crime. we will do everything we can to bring this case to closure. >> police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers are stepping up neighborhood patrols. they advised neighbors on better ways to protect themselves. >> have a motion detector lighting. secured your front door, your windows, at any gates, make sure you lock those. >> anyone with information is being asked to call anne arundel county police. now back to you. >> police are investigating a pair
cause. jennifer franciotti covers the story. >> on purple friday the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towel. >> the towels are the brain child of a local company called baltimore blackout and they are being run by willis mcgahey. he wants m&t stadium to come alive by tirling the towels, an effect he said will look like thousands of ravens flying in the stands. the freeds benefit the willis. -- the proceeds will benefit the willis mcgahee foundation which helps students. >> it is something different to get everybody involved, to let everybody know we're behind us. >> steven port, owner accident says it is great. >> it is fantastic. it is really fun. >> you dep can buy towels at stadium stores oh, or you can order them online. in parkville, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news 11 news. go ravens! >> she is the greatest fan ever. if you are heading to the game, be prepared for traffic. check latest conditions downtown. update construction and accident scenario. >> we set up a live wire blog that alerts you to delays on the rail in march. all on www.wbaltv.com and click on "t
of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> esther is one of dozens of people on north calhoun and nearby north kerry who are struggling through the after-effects of the fires that drew nearly 100 firefighters. >> her neighbors have broken out windows, holes through their walls, and water damage as well. >> my roof is gone. half of my second floor is gone. i had water in my basement like that. >> the red cross is assisting six families in t
-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a
. they still challenged everyone to find their inner super hero. jennifer franciotti has more. >> in the beginning, he was so strong. he was fine. he had the most positive attitude that you can ever have. >> which it thinks about how greatly her nephew bottled brain cancer. it was less september when we introduced you to this lowboy. harford county was preparing for super hero day in his honor. he called himself the dominate their. last november, domenic passed away after spending months in a,. they created this in his memory. a 5k and 10k will help raise money for research. >> the courses sampled. there are not hills. we have plenty of room, plenty of space. >> the run will start here. it will move to a nearby trailer. it is being held this weekend not to just kick off pediatric awareness month but because this month is his birthday. >> when you are at johns hopkins and the see these young children going through and battling cancer. and is something that is extremely hard for adults to see these little people. it is awful. dominic deserved more treatments. he deserved a bette
to surgery and operated on for at least five hours. >> jennifer was done to find out that the victim was actually her neighbor. >> i was very sad, and just really upset to know that it is someone so close to where i live in this area. >> the shooter is that in a bite as 50-year-old paul pardus. court records show he has gone by the aliases warren davis, leo davis, and leo david. he had a bankruptcy filing 12 years ago. neighbors at his home in arlington, virginia, saw him often and say he was a loving, caring son to his mother, who had been ill for some time. >> he is to take care of his mother. he would come home and take her to the doctor. i cannot believe he shot her. i cannot believe this. this is crazy. >> never say that his mother lived with him, and he has been on family medical leave since june of this year. before that, he was driving a bus in the d.c. area, serving people with physical disabilities. he carried a concealed weapon permit in the state of virginia since 2006. he did have to pass a background check to see that permit. we need to receive that permit. >> many of y
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: in this newly released surveillance video, a clear picture, the final picture of jennifer hawke-petit, less than an hour before her death. prosecutors say petit was at a local bank withdrawing $15,000 and calmly told the bank teller her entire family was being held hostage at home. she needed the money for ransom. at 9:21 a.m., with jennifer still in the bank, the manager made a chilling call to 911. >> we have a lady, who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held at their house, that the police are told they will kill the children and the husband. she says they are being very nice, they have their faces covered. she is petrified. >> reporter: with two reason, these two men, steven hayes and joshua come come were terrorizing the family, beating dr. petit with a baseball bat and tying him to this pole in the basement. his two daughters were tied to their beds upstairs, all tortured overnight until the sun came up and the bank opened up. >> they're tied up, she said. she's taking $15,000 out of her credit line. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she g
fire within two city blocks. >> 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti live in our newsroom with more details. >> good morning. firefighters were very busy fighting fires to 11 houses on two niche blocks. all but two were m vacant. the fire started on the 1,300 bawk of minority calhoun street. five rowhouses went up in flames, then three more caught flames on the other side. on the 1,300 block of north cary, two of the homes were occupied when the fires broke out, but everyone got out safely. no word on what caused the first fire. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that blew from one fire croits the street to the next. may have ignited that one. >> in all more than 100 firefighters from nearly 50 companies responded. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. he is expected to be ok. >> new this morning, police in baltimore coun investigate an overnight stabbing. after an argument with several other people on the 1,000 block of ricers town road the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. three arrests have been made. >> police continue to investigate a ho
back. i am stan stovall. >> and i am jennifer franciotti. thank you for joining us this morning. we will start with the weather. >> we have some rain and again this morning. the heaviest stuff is in the far western suburbs. right around baltimore city, there is a few sprinkles.
seasons. judges simon cowell and ellen degeneres have also left the show. steven tyler and jennifer lopez are reportedly frontrunners to join the panel p. >>> finally, some very special twins making their debut at a japanese zoo. can't get much cuter than this pair. they are brother and sister. just three weeks ago -- i should say just three weeks old, they've already quadrupled this weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds. back to you guys. >> is it just me? they get really cute, but -- >> not quite there yet? >> they don't look cute to me. >> wow. you're saying that's a face only a mother can love? h. >> yeah, i am. when they get fatter, they'll be cuter p. and more hair. craig, thank you. >>> bill karins on the plaza has a check of the forecast. >> everyone thinks that's cute as can be. little fuzzy little things. just a little harry at this point. let's talk about your 60th birthday, phyllis. who is this next to you? >> this is my daughter. and this is my oldest sister. >> how was she when she was young? >> no comment. >> have a wonderful birthday in new york. let's talk about your weekend for
in northern parkway. one of the victims said it started in a second floor bedroom. jennifer franciotti has more. >> all the sudden, i felt a big bang and i heard screaming from the hallway. the doorway was just in flames. >> she had little time to get out alive. she was one of six people in the house when it caught fire after 2:00 a.m.. christine and your girlfriend had to break out of a window on the second floor. >> by that time, flames were coming out of the window. i was so scared and it took me a minute. i was on the pawn and 911. i threw my phone and then i heard the boards starting to crack. i had to jump. as i jumped, i was being burned. my whole arm and my hair are singed. >> it was scary. i heard metal bending and snapping. >> 10-year-old dylan was terrified. he got out with his mother and grandfather. his grandmother was trapped in the attic and had to jump to say. >> she jumped and landed on the deck. i thought she could walk and get up. i thought my mother would helper. when i was running she said, " help, help, please." she was treated for leg injuries. >> fire investigators
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